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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 31, 1955, Mason City, Iowa Nofftfc Iowas Doily Newspaper lor fe MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THI N I W i P A P I THAT MAKIS ALL NOtTH IOWANS NIIGMIORS HOME EDITION VOL LXI fntt tmt United rull Wlnt Seven MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY MARCH 31 1955 o Two SecUontSectloa OM Call Countrymans Tactics Dictatorial CoW Blockade Being Opposed by West Berlin Frtm Our Wire Servlcei West Berlin city government Thursday authorized loans of one million marks to truckers to keep supply trucks rolling to isolated Berlin despite a Communist cold blockade threatening the citys lifelines The Communists stepped up their pressure East German news papers accused the West German government of preparing provoca tions against the usual Communist procedure before an nouncing some new action against the West In retaliation for prohibitory taxes imposed by the Reds on trucks supplying West Berlin the West German government broke off trade talks with the East Germar Thursday morning New Communist taxes on Be lins truckers who supply near half the citys food go into effe at midnight an niversary of the start of the crip pling Soviet blockade of 1948 The citys executive counc voted a grant of one million mark as a temporary measure afte the West Berlin mayor said th citys 850 truckers must ge through no matter what the cost But it is only enough1 to pay th Communists exorbitant tolls fo two weeks The action came as Allied Hig Commission officials met Wes German officials in Bonn in search for urgent measures I smash or circumvent the col Stiff ProtMt It was reported they might dra a stiff protest note to the Russian charging them with violating th 1949 fourpower agreement guar anteeing free access to this col war battleground 110 miles instd East Germany The West Berlin Executive Coun cil or Senate met in an emergenc session to discuss the highway si uation Council members alread had appealed to the Western Bi Three for measures to ease the ec onomic blockade They urged immediate Allie steps to end the blockade am West Berlin Mayor Otto Suhr or dered the trucks to keep rolling t this isolated free world outpos no matter what the Followi Paris Pitts That blockade began when th Russians launched a rigorous in spection of all persons and truck heading toward Berlin along thi broad superhighways from the West Eventually the delays grew into a complete blockade No West German official doubted the Russians were behind the new tax by which the East German gov eminent upped the highway toll from an average S5 to wit some trucks costing as much as depending on their weight The Communist Zone explanation was that the taxes were needed to improve the big autobahns built b the Hitler regime 1C Conductor Loses Leg STACEYVTLLE UP Thomas E Faley 66 Waterloo conductor for the Illinois Central Railroad suffered a leg amputation Wednes day as the result of an accident at crossing Authorities said Faley was with train crew clearing debris from an accident in which John Solik 53 Davenport was killed Tuesday Faley was riding on the outside step of a freight car when a car driven by Donald Aruzc Roches ter crashed into the train crushing Faleys foot and leg au thorities said Highway patrolmen said a brake man was directing highway traffic as the train backed onto the cross ing but Aruze apparently didnt see the signalman Faley was rushed to an Osage hospital where physicians ampu tated the leg below the knee He was reported in good condition Wednesday night DATE195412 House Passes Bill for Bonus to Korea Vets Measure Sent on to Senate DES MOINES W The House sent to the Senate Thursday by an unanimous vote a bill to pay Jonuses to Iowa veterans of the Korean War The House vote was 1030 How ever to become effective the measure must be passed by the Senate signed by the governor and the proposal approved by a vote of the people in the 195G general election Vets The measure would provide 26 million dollars to pay about 000 Iowa veterans an average of about The debt would be said largely by a state property tax and be supplemented by an additional mill levy in the monies and credits tax To be eligible for the bonus a veteran must have served be BEST IN SUPPORT Eva Marie Saint top won an Oscar for her supporting role in her first movie On the Edmond OBrien below gets an Oscar from Donna Reed a 1953 winner for his role in The Barefoot THEY WON TOP AWARDS AP Wirephotoj Grace Kelly and Marlon Brando who grabbed off Hollywoods top actinghonors in the Academy Awards presentation Wednesday night pose together with the Oscars they won Both have been in pictures only a few years BRANDO MISS KELLY HONORED Clinton Sheriff to Take Orders Only in County CLINTON Clinton Herald in a front page edi torial Thursday compared Atty Gen Dayton Countrymans law enforcement actions to those pursued by a In another development in the wake of Countrymans Wednesday action in naming a special liquor prosecutor here Sheriff Marvin Bruhn said his statement that he would take orders only from Clinton County Attorney Warren Johnson was not made in a spirit of defiance He pledged law enforcement The Heralds editorial said Countrymans special appointment was based on The editorial said Countrymans actions definitely have been closer akin to those pur sued by a dictator than by an in dividual elected to uphold the rights of all citizens We question whether Country mans interest in Clinton County 4 Defendants in FHA Loan Fraud Guilty is as much a desire for enforce ment as it is to strike back at a local official Johnson who re fuses to be bullied by him Based on Who can respect a state offi cial who derides other elected offi cials and then makes an appoint ment so obviously based on mal ice Finding a few stray bottles o liquor doesnt compensate for the Waterfront Gets 8 Oscars HOLLYWOOD the Waterj27th annual awards presentationglory away from the rebelled politely I believe he the movie that Hollywood Wednesday night The eight drama of the longshoremens should kiss ront almost turned down Thursday held iween June 27 1950 and July 27 eight Oscars including Marlon one honorary plaque unions Mason Cityan Is Innocent DES MOINES UP Four of seven defendants in an FHA loan conspiracy trial were found guilty by a Federal Court jury Wednes day night in partial report The jury asked more time to tudy the remaining counts in theiloss of fundamental civil indictment and Federal Judge Sheriff Bruhn in a statement Henry Graven ordered the 10 men and two women to resume their deliberations Thursday He called the jury into the court room at Wednesday and asked if they had reached any verdicts in their study of the case since about Monday All Guilty The jury then reported found the First Federal State Bank Des Moines and Glenn H Smith Des Moines formerly MidTown Motors guilty of conspiracy Thomas J Watson of the Mulder Mortgage and with unrestrained Pleas Eldon L Neal former salesman Thursday said We are willing to cooperate with the attorney general and any assistant he may employ but un til my office receives directions from a higher source we shall continue to follow the orders the duly elected county Countryman said his appoint ment of Kermit Kruse as special assistant attorney general was for liquor law enforcement in Clinton County only Grounds for Inquiry Gov Leo Hoegh was asked at his news conference Thursday about the Clinton County situation e 27 1950 and July 27 eight Oscars including Marlonf The reserved Miss KeU with ure enthusiastically kissed Miss for MidTownT guilt program would be carBrandos firslto tie the alltime equaled the record of Gone With tears in her took home thejKeJJ Ume after ofa charge kivSfalse creto lions the same generalUrarlpmv Awards rprnrrl the Wind in 1939 hoct snfmcc luxoivlne Ialse creQlt 1953 The out along the same generalAcademy Awards record ines as was the payment of bonj The brutal oftensadistic story uses to Iowa veterans of Woridjof labor racketeering tVar II Month Veterans would get for each month of overseas duty and S10 for each month of stateside duty provided they served at least 20 days between June 27 1950 and TUly 27 1953 The maximum jonus would be The bonus bonds would be paic iff over a 20year period through a special property tax levy Sioux City Airman Found Guilty of Beating Children SIOUX CITY Fayne Haggett 31 Sioux City airman as found guilty Wednesday of the rst of two charges of beating his tepchildren with intent to do Teat bodily A District Court jury returned he verdict in less than three ours Dist Judge Ralph Crary et sentencing for April 16 at 10 m The charge carries a maxi mum sentence of 30 days in jail r fine or both Haggett was tried on a charge f beating Frances Ma as 9 He nd his wife face trial at the next erm of court on a similar charge f beating another child Juvenile authorities now are car ng for the two children the Wind in 1939 Only Grace Kelly the dowdy best actress award Even the honor could not shake her ladylike corn wife of The Country wasjposure When photographers asked able to steal a smattering of theiher to kiss Brando on the cheek Liquor Prices Up Saturday DES MOINES Prices in owas state liquor stores will go p about five per cent beginning alurday Stores will be closed for nventory Friday The price boost is expected to dd an estimated to statcj quor store profits It is the result an informal agreement between ic State Liquor Control Commis on and the Legislature Legisla rs had urged an increase Jelkes Vice Case Goes to Jury NEW YORK MVMinot F Hickry Jelkes vice case went to jury of 10 men and 2 women at 35 Thursday JOSEPH PULITZER Joseph Pulitzer Veteran Editor Publisher Dies ST LOUIS Pulitzer 70 editor and publisher of the St Louis PostDispatch died about midnight from a ruptured blood vessel of the abdomen The announcement of his death was made Thursday by his son Jo seph Jr Death came unexpectedly Only Tuesday night he had attended an annual Gridiron Dinner of the St Louis Advertising Club He was at his office Wednesday working at his desk throughout the day and leaving at his usual time He became ill at about and was rushed to Barnes Hospital where he died Pulitzer who headed the Post Dispatch for 43 years prided him self with being a working newspa perman Under his leadership his afternoon newspaper became known as one of the greatest cru sading newspapers of the nation SHERIFF DIES LOGAN ui Harrison County Sheriff Harold Imrie 55 Logan collapsed and died Wednesday night while attending a dance in Hie Legion Hall at Woodbine To Give GlobeGazette Story on Anniversary For the first time in many years the Mason City GlobeGazette is going to present its own story in the columns of this newspaper As part of the issue of Friday April 1 there will be a 12page tabloid in which will be unfolded in words and pictures the story of how 100 employes of the Globe Gazette work together to produce and distribute this newspaper Several historic reasons exist for publishing The GlobeGazette Story at this time It was on April 1 1925 that Lee P Loomis took over the management of the GlobeGazette which that day be came a member of the Lee Group of Newspapers Thirtyfive years earlier on April 1 1890 the foun dation of the Lee Group of Newspapers was laid by the late A W Lee of Ottumwa by the purchase of the Ottum wa Courier Shortly after this purchase W F Muse later coowner and publisher of the GlobeGazette went to the Courier as city editor and D M Conroy later business manager of the GlobeGazette joined the Courier as business manager The GlobeGazette staff members feel this is an anni versary worthy of recognition Another reason for presenting the story of this news paper is the fact that the GlobeGazette nowhas passed an important milestone in number of readers Thirty years ago when Mr Loomis took over the management of the GlobeGazette it had a circulation of Today it is n newspaper with subscribers The publication of The GlobeGazette Story will therefore be a most happy occasion marking as it does an important anniversary and the gratifying acceptance by our readers of the product we sell In this acceptance of our product in greater numbers than ever before our readers are giving recognition to our constant efforts to produce a better newspaper The building of a finer newspaper has been the basic aim of this company for many years particularly in the last quarter of a century In those 0 years there has been a continual stream of improvements both in equipment and in newspaper con tent That readers have responded to our efforts is a most gratifying experience We are confident readers will enjoy following the course of our newspapers production in the next issue of the bulbs popped Bob Hope master of ceremonies applications The four along with Fred E I left the attorney generals of fice j t Dec 1 he fc situation has given me grounds for for the event kept the crowd roarParkhurst 48 Mason City former ing with his quips such as Thisvice president and sales manager is Hollywoods biggest giveaway for MidTown program The secret word tonight R a y m ond B is Mulder former The losers get monogrammed president of the doityourself suicide Hope bank and Wil promised liam F Haak Eight up to awards time it badjinson former been an unpredictable race for the top actress and actor awards Bing Crosby who played an alcoholic actor in The Country was in the running against Brando vice president and cashier of the bank were charged with conspiring to vi Housing Administration regulations and Judy Garland was given a 1 a t e Federal PARKHURST 5050 chance of beating out Miss Kelly Judy was the sentimental choice for her role in A Star Is First Wednesday night was Brandos inquiry As to state enforcement lets go hack to my policy as attorney general I insisted on strict and uniform enforcement of the liquor laws That was my duty I did it through cooperation When that breaks down you still are not relieved of your responsi bilities You then take action to perform your Ill Advised Sen David 0 Shaff RClinton criticized Countryman for his un necessary and ill advised appoint ment of a special assistant Shaff accused Countryman of a greater i j a a c by arranging home improvement interest in headlines than f loans to finance purchase of new cars Parkhurst Innocent Parkhurst was found innocent on first visit to the Oscar festivities the only count of the indictment He had been nominated three which he was named before I guess I should go toj The jury said it has not yetjfloor in jus tice and rapped him for an over zealous No condition exists calling for the appointment of a special as sistant attorney general Shaff said in a speech on the Senate these things more he toldjdecided whether Mulder was in a reporter I honestly thought nocent or guilty on one conspiracy Bing Crosby would Miss Garland viewed the awards jy television in a hospital where her son was born Tuesday She Countryman i n f o r m ed of Bruhns comment said that is a matter which will take care of Corporations convicted of He added he planned no count spiracy can be fined as much as charges involving false documents carry maximum penalties of two years in prison fines or both said afterward that she wasnt Convictions on the other appointed when Miss Kelly won After all I was presented with my own special she said in reference to the new baby I thought Grace Keiiy deserved Waterfront was named best picture of the year It also received awards for top actor film editing art direction cinematography story and screenplay best direc tion and best supporting actress And it won a plaque for set deco ration Best in Support Eva Marie Saint who supplied the romantic interest to Brandos punchy pug in was named best supporting actress for her first film role She was gowned in maternity dress and exclaimed happily at New Yorks Center Theater j Im so happy I may have my I baby right i Edmond OBrien the only nomi nee the forecasters agreed on won the best supporting actor Oscar as ho harried procuring press agent of The Barefoot In other awards Walt Disney made his familiar trips to the po linm He added two more Oscars his year bringing his alltime olal to 24 Three Coins in the Fountain was named the best song and Thr lifih and the Mighty the best nusic score Col McCormick Is Growing Weaker CHICAGO Robert R McCormick editor and publisher of the Chicago Tribune is growing and his condition contin e serious a medical bulle Ifurther comment on the subject The controversy between John son and Countryman stems from liquor raids here on March 18 The county attorney was not consulted about the raids Four days later on the advice of Johnson the estimated 200 bot tles of seized liquor were ordered returned to the tavern owners by Justice of the Peace Don Sagers DeWitt iues to o tin said About The Weather Mason City Cloudy rain Iowa Rain cooler Minnesota Light rain Army to Call in May WASHINGTON Army will draft men in May more than in April the Defense Department announced Thursday The May draft call will bring jlo the total of men draft Jed since the Korean War started j All were for the Army except i430 drafted for the Marines early I in the war i Defense officials offered no im Clkbe explanation for boosting weather data upjthc May call by men But to 8 CAIN Maximum 61 Minimum 33 At 8 41 YEAR AGO Maximum 27 Minimum 17 observers assumed the figure was related closely to the ebb and flow of new volunteers and reen listments TEACHERS STRIKE ROME UHSixty thousand high school teachers began a twoday strike Thursday for higher pay ;